Drums » Drum beats various rock+blues close miked
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January 8th, 2014

I play some rock drum beats. Improvised but with a few different themes. Also individual drums and cymbals. Just trying out some mics and recording/mixing stuff. Not a perfectly executed recording...

Recorded with 6 close mics (kick, snare, 2 overheads, 2 tom mics on 4 toms) on a Zoom H6 with input module. Eq and dynamics (gate/compressor) applied on computer.

Drums: Tama superstar hyperdrive birch. Snare: Tama Starphonic Maple 14x6 medium tuning. Cymbals: Zildjian K custom dark hihat + ride + crash, Agop signature jazz ride, Zildjian A Custom fast crash + efx crash.

- Rock beat, uptempo, with fills, ride and hihat.
- Kit parts one by one
- Rock / disco beat medium, "four on the floor", syncopated.
- Second line type / New Orleans / Marching band beat on snare.
- Medium funky beat with 1/16th hihat. Repeated in higher tempo.
- Medium laid back beat with hihat.
- Slow laid back beat switching between hihat and ride with tom fills.
- Heavy crash ride beat medium tempo, switches to open hihat and crash.
- Tom fills / tom+kick exercise
- Snare buzz roll
- Snare fills
- Shuffle beat with same fill on different toms
- Shuffle or 12/8 beat with syncopated accent
- Swing jazz beat, ride and then hihat
- Shuffle beats, hihat and then ride, ends in big ending fill
- Some loose jazzy beats

Tell me if you like and / or use any of it. Feel free to add requests!


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    harrizdef 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    can i make my game ad with your music ~>

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    iNFINITE_eVe_Productions 3 months, 3 weeks ago


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    Sakura06Chan 7 months ago

    Perfect. Just what I needed! Thanks!

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    AlienXXX 1 year ago

    The finished piece, which uses several snares cut from this sound.
    <a href="http://soundcloud.com/alienxxx/break-out-from-darkness" rel="nofollow">http://soundcloud.com/alienxxx/break-out-from-darkness</a>
    Thank you

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    AlienXXX 1 year, 1 month ago

    Such great sounds. I was only looking for some toms, but fell in love with this sample. I have only used some tiny bits here for the snares.
    I think I will use this sample often for single hits and thyrhms. Thank you!

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